The National Center for Education Statistics found that school district spending increased by more than 2 percent between 2015 and 2016, the result of a surging economy, and overall K-12 spending increased by 3.2 percent.
Researchers from the California Policy Lab tracked data from millions of Los Angeles students over the period of a more-than $10 billion, multiyear school construction push.
The Albert Shanker Institute says most states spend far less than needed for high-poverty school districts to achieve even average national test scores.
The Council of Chief State School Officers reports many states working more with districts to craft their approaches to helping improve the nation's worst schools.
School funding fights in Idaho, Kansas, Maryland, Massachusetts and Texas have reached fever pitch as legislative sessions enter their final weeks.
District superintendents called the proposal a violation of local control, while teachers said it would create incentives to teach to the test. The state is attempting to rewrite its school funding formula.
Angélica Infante-Green will take over as lawmakers debate how to improve schools after test scores show Rhode Island students doing significantly worse than students in neighboring Massachusetts.
A law passed in 2017 is now in effect,letting some state-selected districts come up with their own ratings, which the state will then use to measure districts against each other.
A new requirement under the Every Student Succeeds Act could reveal disparities in how districts divvy up their money between schools.
Widespread anti-tax sentiment has resulted in local and state lawmakers making a series of tax cuts that have resulted in K-12 budget cuts.